Coming to America: The Chinese BYD e6

Posted on 11. Jul, 2012 by .

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Chicago meets hipster Williamsburg, Brooklyn – 02.00 clock impromptu marching bands, anonymous midday drive-by eggings and vehicle fires that firefighters never get put out. I've seen my fair share of eccentric things in my northwest Chicago neighborhood of Logan Square One of the strangest is my encounter with the BYD e6, a relatively large, China […]

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Review: 2013 Audi allroad

Posted on 10. Jul, 2012 by .

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Americans are smart people. Avoid the word "wagon" in favor of "Avant", and they still have a car. And do not buy it. So for 2013 there are no more Avants for us. Instead, the "allroad" back. Audi promises that there is more than just a fancy name. The original allroad differed slightly from the […]

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Avoidable Contact: Two Chevrolets enter, one leaves.

Posted on 09. Jul, 2012 by .

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Two Chevrolets in a rental lot And unfortunately, I could not beat 'em both And to be a critic, but I have The Cruze figure out at first I could not Failure because Impala fleet sale growth In order to find one to a different time and Compare, though GM did not like it, Face […]

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The Chevrolet Silverado–Part II

Posted on 09. Jul, 2012 by .

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Leading to the next generation: GMT900-2005-2013 By Gary Witzenburg(Editor's note: In honor of the fact that GM will come to market with a new light-duty pickup in the next year, we thought we'd take a look back at the two most recent versions of the Chevrolet Silverado Prototype: The GMT800 and GMT900.) Promoted as Chief […]

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Built-In Sunshades Are a Welcome Relief This Summer

Posted on 06. Jul, 2012 by .

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We are in the middle of a severe heat wave extended across the country. Although I usually advocate for leather or artificial leather seat covers for every family car because it is easy to wipe away spills and sticky crumbs, these triple-digit temperatures, scorching leather seats pose a real security risk. Built-in umbrellas can be […]

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Car Seat Basics Part Two: From Infant to Convertible Seat

Posted on 06. Jul, 2012 by .

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Babies grow quickly and require a seemingly endless supply of appropriately sized equipment – none of them more important than a child's safety seat. A trip to your local big box store will show you that there are tons of car seats to choose from. Which one is right depends on several factors, and the […]

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Review: 2013 Mazda CX-5 Sport

Posted on 06. Jul, 2012 by .

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After I reviewed a Mazda, which is no longer made, I decided that maybe my next Mazda should review to include a vehicle that is actually available for purchase. We have Jack Baruth impressions throw the CX-5 at Laguna Seca and Brendan McAleer its comprehensive review of the optioned-up CX-5 Grand Touring experience, and now […]

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Classic Pickup: 1967 F-250 Camper Special

Posted on 05. Jul, 2012 by .

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Story and photos by Richard Truesdell In the past 50 years we have watched develop the pickup truck of their utilitarian roots on farms and the vehicle of choice for small businesses to climb to the top of the sales charts year after year in the case of the Ford F-Series. Of course, the Chevy […]

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Car Sales Still on Track Despite Economic Questions

Posted on 05. Jul, 2012 by .

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U.S. shoppers bought 1.29 million vehicles in June 2012, a huge 232,000-unit increase over the same period last year. This better than expected results have the entire industry sticking with a pace of about 14.1 million vehicle sales for the calendar year 2012. The 14 million figure is important for the psyche of the economy, […]

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June’s Fastest and Slowest Selling Cars

Posted on 03. Jul, 2012 by .

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Seven brand new cars to a fast start. The Cadillac XTS hit dealers just last month, but GM's flagship luxury car just under five days to sell. It tied the Hyundai Accent sedan and Subaru BRZ for fastest sellers Yunis. The speedy GT and its twin Scion, the FR-S, now take only five to eight […]

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